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The Hathaway Family Plot - Wal*Mart-Approved Music [WM093]


Published April 25, 2009


Inspired by the increasing practice of musicians sponsored by corporations, these 16 tunes are The Hathaway Family Plot’s latest attempt to make music that is the anti-commodity—sloppy, unmarketable, and sometimes flagrantly difficult to listen to.


1 - Wal*Mart-Approved Music
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - The High-Speed Action You've Been Craving
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Ambien, Ny-Quil and Bourbon
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - I Can't Do This
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Noble Rot
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - Losing Lottery Ticket
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
7 - Banks Of The Ohio
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Apply Directly To The Forehead
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
9 - Love Canal
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
10 - Keep Spending, You'll Figure It Out
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
11 - Worm On The Sidewalk
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
12 - Kept Mostly To Himself
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
13 - Means Of Production
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
14 - Customer Service
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
15 - What Am I Doing Wrong?
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
16 - Down, Down, Down
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Source WM Recordings/The Hathaway Family Plot

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]

Notes

The Hathaway Family Plot is a musician from Buffalo, New York, whose mission is to make music with whatever is at hand. The Hathaway Family Plot struggles, however futilely, against late-industrial capitalism, consumer culture, and music-as-commodity.

Wal*Mart-Approved Music
Inspired by the increasing practice of musicians sponsored by corporations, these 16 tunes are The Hathaway Family Plot’s latest attempt to make music that is the anti-commodity—sloppy, unmarketable, and sometimes flagrantly difficult to listen to.

The Hathaway Family Plot encourages people to burn an extra CD, complete with color artwork, smuggle it into your local Wal*Mart, and leave it somewhere inside with the attached note:

Congratulations! You have located a free copy of Wal*Mart-Approved Music by The Hathaway Family Plot. It was left here by a friend, Wal*Mart does not own it, so it is not shoplifting for you to carry it out, free of charge.

Warning: The Hathaway Family Plot is not appropriate for children or anyone with a sense of decency.

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